Rise 360: How to Add Alternative Text to Images

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Improve accessibility for learners with screen readers by adding alternative text to images. It's easy. After adding an image to your course, click the Edit link for the image and choose Edit alt tag from the menu that appears.

Then enter descriptive text in the window that appears and click OK. See page 8 of our accessibility e-book for tips on writing good alternate text (alt text). To hide an image from screen readers when it’s decorative or doesn't add important context to your course, just add two double quotes ("") to the alternate text to make it null, and screen readers will skip it (don't worry about cover photos, we made it so that screen readers ignore them).

When you add alt text to an image, Rise 360 displays an ALT tag in the corner of the image (in the editor, not the published output) as a visual indicator that alt text exists. Click the ALT tag to edit your alt text.